Lee Teng-hui deftly handles mainland student

Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui has proven himself to be a veteran politician still able to handle fiery queries shot at him.

Thursday, 7 June, 2012, 12:00am

Tokyo rhetoric rings in Taipei

When the policy chief of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) said that Taiwan might come under the control of Beijing, and Japan could follow, he was expressing the sentiments of a substantial section of his party.

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

24-hour visit a long time coming

Taipei has never previously sent a president to the Vatican for a papal inauguration or funeral.

Although President Chen Shui-bian will only be visiting the Holy See for 24 hours, he will still be making history.

His predecessor, Lee Teng-hui, tried in vain to visit the Vatican in the 1990s but Italy refused to issue him an entry permit.

8 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Yasukuni visit leads to outrage

The head of the pro-independence Taiwan Solidarity Union yesterday visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, triggering protest by indigenous people and supporters on the island.

5 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Poll 'good for island's identity'

Former president Lee Teng-hui yesterday gave his 'Taiwanisation' campaign a further push by saying the result of the March poll proved sentiment for Taiwanese identity is rising.

6 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Lee Teng-hui 'invited to speak'

Former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui has received a tentative invitation to speak at the National Press Club in Washington in May, Taiwan's China Times reported yesterday.

The newspaper said Mr Lee was scheduled to address the club on May 24, although details had yet to be finalised.

18 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Taiwan inches closer to equity stake in GCST

The Taiwan Affairs Office under the Chinese State Council is inching towards taking an equity stake in a Hong Kong main board-listed company linked to a senior aide to former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui. Greater China Sci-Tech (GCST) is to announce next week that the two sides have advanced to substantive negotiations on the matter, according to market sources.

26 May 2001 - 12:00am

Business group plans island trip

A pro-Beijing business group is to visit Taiwan next year after a delay of one year because of cross-strait tensions.

The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce had postponed the trip, originally scheduled for August last year, after former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui's remarks that the island had special 'state-to-state' relations with the mainland.

11 Oct 2000 - 12:00am


Beijing warned Tokyo yesterday it would strongly object to any visit by Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui to Japan, even if it takes place after he steps down as the island's leader next month.

4 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Strait tension hits trip

A business group has delayed a planned trip to Taiwan until cross-strait tensions have cooled or at least until after the presidential election in March.

More than half the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce delegation had pulled out of the trip since President Lee Teng-hui's remarks on state-to-state relations.

7 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Beijing adviser singles out 'Lee Teng-hui clique'

Beijing should stick to its peaceful policy in handling the latest crisis with Taiwan following President Lee Teng-hui's remarks that the cross-strait relationship was 'state-to-state', an adviser said yesterday.

15 Jul 1999 - 12:00am